Nihilism in Film and Television: A Critical Overview from Citizen Kane to the Sopranos

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This book explores the idea of nihilism, emphasized by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, through its appearance in modern popular culture. The author defines and reflects upon nihilism, then explores its manifestation in films and television shows. Among the subjects examined are the award-winning television series The Sopranos and the film noir genre that preceded and influenced it. Films probed include Orson Welles's masterpiece Citizen Kane , the films of Stanley Kubrick, Neil Jordan's controversial The Crying ...

Nihilism in Film and Television: A Critical Overview from Citizen Kane to the Sopranos 2006, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786425471

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